McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University officials broke ground on a $450m health care campus at the University Corporate Research Park in South Lansing, Michigan, US, marking the beginning of construction on the acute care hospital portion of the project.
Design and construction on the medical services building and cancer centre will begin within the next year.
The new campus will be developed on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park, located between Collins Road and US 127.
The campus will house a 240-bed, modern hospital, cancer centre, medical services building and other facilities to support health care delivery, educational opportunities and medical research.
The comprehensive health care campus will accommodate more than 1,000 physicians, researchers, educators and other members of the academic and medical team.
The facilities are expected to open in 2022.
McLaren Health Care president and CEO Phil Incarnati said: “Michigandeserves world-class health care. This partnership with Michigan State University, which builds upon decades of close cooperation between McLaren and MSU, is an important step toward that goal.
“Building this facility in such close proximity to MSU will benefit patients and researchers looking for the best health outcomes possible.”
McLaren has appointed a team of construction and construction worker organisations to design and build the acute care hospital.
Kramer Management Group will provide owner’s representative services and Barton Malow/Christman Joint Venture has been appointed as the construction manager.
Other members of the team are: Gresham Smith and Harley Ellis Devereaux (architects); Pace Howe Design (interior design services); C2AE (off-site civil consulting); PEA (on-site civil engineer); IMEG (technology consulting and medical equipment planner); Ghafari (scheduling consulting); Limbach Mechanical (mechanical design assist); and Shaw Electric (electrical design assist).
Located at the crossroads of South Lansing and Michigan State University, the project is expected to benefit the City of Lansing, Lansing Township, the City of East Lansing, the MSU Foundation, Michigan State University, and the entire region.
The health care campus project is expected to create 2,500 jobs during construction. McLaren expects to add 80 employees to its workforce when the campus opens.
Image: McLaren Greater Lansing breaks ground on $450m hospital in US. Photo: Courtesy of McLaren Health Care.